Published in UCEA Review, Volume 19, Issue 2, Spring April 1, 2003, pages 25-26. Copyright 2003 University Council for Educational Administration.
NOTE: At the time of publication, the author George Petersen was not yet affiliated with Cal Poly.
The primary purpose of a UCEA Program Center is to work in a target area of interest over a substantial period of time through identifying and coalescing the interests and resources of UCEA-member and non-member institutions, school districts, and governmental agencies. Currently UCEA has eight program centers. Each of these centers has contributed greatly to UCEA's mission through their involvement of faculty in timely and significant work in focused areas of inquiry. The presence of these centers has also added a vibrant dimension to their respective departmental academic activities. They have made substantial contributions to knowledge production and exchange of ideas in the field of educational administration and the varied organizations served by educational leaders. In this issue of the UCEA Review we want to share with our colleagues the names and institutions that house and support these centers as well as the focus of each center. We also want to remind you that at the 2003 convention many of these centers will have sessions that will present and discuss their current and future work. We invite anyone who may have an interest in the work of these centers to please attend their individual sessions and contact the directors for more information.